According to reports, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two year deal with catcher Brayan Pena. The deal is reportedly worth at least the minimum $1.25 million; there are no further deals on the worth of the contract.
Via Sports Illustrated,
Pena, 32, likely will be the Reds’ backup catcher, the role he played last season for the Tigers. He is a lifetime .258 hitter with 18 HR and 120 RBI and has never played more than 72 games in a season in stops with the Braves, Royals and Tigers.
Pena has made the news recently for his play in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox, when he was with the Detroit Tigers. From SB Nation,
Will Middlebrooks entered the game in the ninth inning as a pinch-runner for Xander Bogaerts. David Ross tapped a sac bunt to third baseman Miguel Cabrera, leaving third base uncovered. Catcher Brayan Pena made a late break to cover the corner, and Middlebrooks, noticing this, continued to run after touching second base.
Pena did beat Middlebrooks to the bag, but he tagged out the wrong guy.